Excavation Setting & Symbolism

James Rollins
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Satan's Blood

The name given to the golden substance that fell to earth from meteors. It is also referred to as Substance Z, the Finger of God, and several other names depending upon the group of people.

The Keepers of the Question

The Keepers of the Question is the name that refers to the group of monks that remain of the inquisitors. The Keepers of the Question are highly focused group of Friars that are looking for the gold referred to as Satan's Blood.

Mallaqui

The creatures found in the cave that attacks the gad students trapped there. The creatures are thought to be spirits by the Inca Indians but are actually humans that have been genetically manipulated by the golden metal referred to as Satan's Blood.

Peruvian Andes

The dig site where the archeologist become trapped is in the Peruvian Andes. Much of the story will take...

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